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Lab Babble: Swan’s Goosey gander

Added: 20 Nov 2023

Success is never guaranteed, we need to reward doggedness and chance, Russ Swan reminds us.

Breaking down a breakup

Added: 6 Nov 2023

The seas around Florida provided the opportunity to analyse the movement of the Earth’s crust durin…

Building scientific communities

Added: 6 Nov 2023

The pandemic delivered a temporary setback to the face-to-face conference but spurred interest in h…

Material concerns

Added: 2 Oct 2023

After the Titan tragedy, Russ Swan calls for more science, less reckless conjecture.

The root of it

Added: 2 Oct 2023

Seaweed is an intrinsic part of our existence on this planet and it could just be the very thing th…

Getting drastic on plastic

Added: 25 Sep 2023

Our third feature on the Lab innovations My Green Lab/Laboratory News-curated sessions details Labc…

A lighter approach

Added: 18 Sep 2023

The drive to achieve sustainable laboratories affects all areas of operation. After the more obviou…

Game Theory: Ocean Pods

Added: 4 Sep 2023

Leicestershire-based Molinarius Games has a water focus. So how does its Ocean Pods board game meas…

Cycling to zero

Added: 4 Sep 2023

Images of workplace pollution and waste usually focus on heavy industry but ignore the sizeable con…

Look beyond the Horizon

Added: 3 Aug 2023

While many scientists are keen to see the UK back in the Horizon Europe programme, Professor Brian …

Big Ask: Pushing the boundaries

Added: 10 Jul 2023

Terahertz technology may be in its relative infancy but fortunately the scientist leading the Natio…

Time to get VOCal

Added: 3 Jul 2023

We rightly pay attention to CO₂ and methane, says Chang Foo, but more consideration is needed of th…

Health in the round

Added: 2 May 2023

In the second of our features on key talks from the recent Lab Innovations’ My Green Lab/Laboratory…

Wading with dinosaurs

Added: 24 Apr 2023

As the Natural History Museum hosts the first European display of Patagotitan, Brian J Ford resurfa…

Keener on greener

Added: 27 Mar 2023

Sustainability was the core of Lab Innovations’ MyGreenLab/Laboratory News seminar series. In the f…

Investing in futures

Added: 5 Mar 2023

It’s not only students who need to take placements seriously. Lab managers too must adopt a long-te…

Sustainably feeding the world with genomics-driven agriculture

Added: 5 Mar 2023

As cell meat manufacture develops in the lab, science is increasingly impacting arable farming in t…

Scientific nesting places

Added: 6 Feb 2023

If the day job leaves little space to stay abreast of happenings in the lab world, Twitter does hav…

Lowering the barriers to nitrate analysis

Added: 9 Jan 2023

Nitrogen pollution receives less environmental attention than it has merited, says Calum Preece, bu…

The Amazon is vital to the global ecosystem but it is nobody’s ‘lung’

Added: 17 Dec 2022

The rainforest makes a crucial contribution, says Brian J Ford but it does not produce the oxygen w…